Project MATCH Monograph Series,
Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual:
A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals With Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
William R. Miller, Ph.D.
Allen Zweben, D.S.W.
Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D.
Robert G. Rychtarik, Ph.D.
Project MATCH Monograph Series Editor:
Margaret E. Mattson, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, Maryland 20892–9304
DHHS Publication No. (ADM)92-1894
Project MATCH is supported by grants under a cooperative agreement funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and implemented by nine clinical research units and a data coordinating center. It was initiated and is administered by the Treatment Research Branch, NIAAA.
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Cover, Acknowledgments, Foreword, Preface, Contents
Practical Strategies (494 KB)
Phase 1: Building Motivation for Change
Phase 2: Strengthening Commitment to Change
Involving a Significant Other
Phase 3: Followthrough Strategies
The Structure of MET Sessions (122 KB)
The Initial Session
Dealing with Special Problems (74 KB)
Recommended Reading and Additional Resources (108 KB)
Appendix A - Assessment Feedback Procedures
Handouts for Clients
Appendix B: Motivational Enhancement Therapy in the Aftercare Setting
Appendix C: Therapist Selection, Training, and Supervision in Project MATCH